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1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs light VIN: JHMRA1861S
Hello all, the customer has brought the vehicle in for the ABS light coming on at the beginning of every drive. The light does on illuminate until you get to 6 miles per hour. No codes are being set from what i can tell. I have used a paper clip to jump the AB...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD186XX
I spent three hours on this car today testing everything that I can possibly think of including all the tests that everyone else does from iatn and other sources, and I cannot find a problem. the bypass and two way valves are new, canister closed and purge val... Trouble codes: P1457
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG2252X
Car came in after being submerged in water while running, resulting in irreparable engine damage. We replaced with good used engine. The car now will surge at an idle from 1000 to 2000 rpm in 3-5 second intervals. This car was doing the same thing with the oth...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1HGCM56683
Good afternoon all, I have a little puzzler in the shop today. New customers. Husband complains of "shaking" on accel occasionally. Wife complains of slight pull to the left as husband rolls eyes. Car is very clean and appears to be well maintained. On test dr...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C32
Greetings! Customer complains that vehicle has intermittent no-start condition , as follows: Will start cold and will start when warmed up if shut off and restarted in a few minutes. Says that if it sits for ten or fifteen moinutes when warmed up it won't star...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L 2-3 shift,2-1 VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
I am looking for someone to explain to me when exactly the pressure control solenoid (force motor) is supposed to be activated and what could keep the ecm from activating it. As you can see from related repairs, the ecm harness shorted causing damage to 21 cir...
2005 Isuzu Ascender LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 4NVES16515
We replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle and now whenever it reaches operating temperature it dies and throws a P0017 code. Since we have replaced the crank sensor & camshaft actuator. I lined up the timing marks on the black chain links according to the ... Trouble codes: P0017
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72341
this truck has alot of new sensores on it came from another shop has a code of po171 truck runs good i cleard the code and test drove got on the freeway lite came on same code could this have bad injectors i havent check fuel yet runs to good to be runing out ... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
This Vehicle came to me with a broken Timing Belt and all the Exhaust Valves bent, I R&R'd the cyl. head and replaced all the exhaust valves. After the Cyl. Head was reinstalled I had all 4 cylinders misfiring, I found that there was a possibility that the ins... Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition)
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L none VIN: JT8BD42SXT
ok, toyota and lexus techs i need some help. this car came in and the customer said that has no drive and no reverse. check for codes none found, check fluid level noticed it was slightly overfilled with fluid. before removing the pan, took both cooler lines o...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L stereo,heater controls,navigation system VIN: JTHBN36F34
i am not a lexus tech but requesting some help wheather i should pick this job or send it to the dealership. customer boosted battery but shorted the battery by putting jumper cables on wrong terminals. after proper boosting vehicle got started but missing alo...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L ECU update VIN: 3N1CB51D43
Sorry I found no where else to put this. I am attempting to flash this sentra with the consult II. I downloaded the file from nissan, put all 3 parts in the correct folder. I then ran the c2xfer program, it finds the files and says the download was complete...
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start tach jump VIN: 1N6BA07BX5
This Titan came in from another shop that couldn't fix the problem. It sets a po335 after second key cycle, tach is jumping while cranking and even while engine is running,RPM on the scaner also jumps. hard to start at times (kicks back like high timing)but if... Trouble codes: P0335
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Head Gasket VIN: JT4RN67P2J
Vehicle came in for a blown head gasket--combustion gases into the cooling system. Had head pressure tested and resurfaced and reinstalled with new Fel-Pro gasket. Reassembled and ran engine and there was a severe oil leak at the head gasket where the oil gall...
1992 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13D7N
I am having a hard time with this truck. At first the customer brought it in for a hard start and lack of power on acceleration. I replaced the fuel pump and filter as the fuel pressure was not within specs. The truck still had the same symptoms. I pinched off...

Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2006 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54896
Thanks for all your help. The problem was a simple mistake. The dealer had sent the wrong part. They had sent me a A/F sensor from a Manual RSX rather then from a Automatic RSX. Once the new one was installed, we cleared the codes and never saw any of the code... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5639T
Well the fix was to replace the ECM.Found a used one and tried.No more no starts.Don't understand why had to wait 3 minutes but there are a lot of things I don't understand. Most people suggested replacing the Master relay.If they had read they would have seen...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 2HKRL186X1
OK,so we went through and tested various sensors on this trans. Many thanks to those of you who gave me info concerning this trans. it was a lot of help towards getting this taken care of. I changed out the lockup and shift control solenoid A with the used par...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L ignition switch VIN: KMHWF35HO4
thanks for all the replies. The fix unfortunately was to cut the igniton switch out with a dremel. Customer had tried to turn the switch to the acc position with a screw driver and made any attempt to rotate switch impossible.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM85C73E45
this car needed afuel presure regulator i did nhave to check it for two days before i caught it leaking thank you
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L oi pump cover VIN: JTHBN30F91
We drilled out the broken stud using the hole in the oil pumpcover for the guide. I ordered a Heili-coil which I will install tommorrow and the correct bolt from lexus. We did not remove the oil pump. I was able to get ZEEBO to come here and take a look and h...
2003 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22593
Thanks for all who replied. The air flow tube from the air filter had a crack in it. Thanks al Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust).
2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L air bag light VIN: KL5VJ56L15
Thanks to all replies. At this point the vehicle is sitting in the front line for sale "as is" with the airbag light on. If it doesn't sell then will take to Suzuki. We checked everything we could possibly check and all seems good. May be the module? we'll see...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Engine VIN: 1F34K89345
Thanks for the help my buddy and I are grateful. Turned out as most suggested headgasket was not blown but leaking hot gases into coolant causing it to over heat. He decided car not worth head gasket job as it most likely so warped it would need an engine. Tha...
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